Posts Tagged ‘negative externalities’

  • Singapore's Expensive VW Passats

    Singapore’s Pollution Solution

    Sep 25, 12 • 326 Views • No Comments

    When a country’s economy is ranked the 2nd freest in the world, how do they manage auto congestion and pollution? By auctioning a limited number of vehicle permits, Singapore makes owning a car very expensive. A VW Passat in Singapore could cost as...  [read more]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    “It’s Not Easy Being Green”

    Jun 12, 12 • 247 Views • No Comments

    Hearing Kermit the Frog say, “It’s not easy being green,” Mexican environmentalists might agree. Since March 2009, Mexican households have been offered cash payments or subsidized loans for replacing refrigerators and air-conditioners that...  [read more]

  • A Neighborhood Education

    Apr 25, 12 • 224 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. You probably know that where you live says quite a lot about the public education you receive. However, living in a geographical zone that touts quality schooling may cost more than you realize. A new Brookings study shows a...  [read more]

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    Overhead Problems

    Aug 25, 10 • 332 Views • 6 Comments

    You’ve probably heard the story. Fed up, a flight attendant tells passengers what he really thinks of them, grabs a beer, presses the button for the emergency chute, and leaves the plane. The overhead storage bin might have been the reason. Overhead...  [read more]

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    Parking Problems

    Aug 16, 10 • 329 Views • No Comments

    Parking expert Professor Donald Shoup has identified a traffic problem with implicatons far beyond city streets. Essentially he says that cheap city parking is really rather expensive.  Throughout parts of NYC, for example, drivers can select meters that...  [read more]